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Bruno Podalydès


Comme un avion

Status: Completed

Director(s): Bruno Podalydès

Main cast: Bruno Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Agnès Jaoui

Short synopsis : A mid-life crisis propels graphic designer Michel into a newfound passion for kayaking and a pastoral adventure sparkling with good humour and lighthearted charm.

Long synopsis : Middle-aged graphic design company manager Michel loves planes. Day and night - in the shower, at work, riding his scooter – he dreams of life as an airborne explorer. Then one day a photograph stops him dead in his tracks. Kayaks - they could almost be planes, planes without wings. Seized by a sudden crazy impulse, Michel orders the whole package online: canoe, paddles... everything he needs for an expedition. His wife Rachelle encourages him to set out alone on his escapade. So what if he's never rowed a boat in his life? Adventure is adventure! His big trip on the water turns out to be full of surprises and unexpected encounters: Laetitia, the owner of a riverside bar, her crazy employees, the young waitress Mila - after a night in their company, Michel finds it very hard to leave... After Park Benches and Granny’s Funeral, Bruno Podalydès returns with a pastoral adventure sparkling with good humor and lighthearted charm.


  • Bruno Podalydès, Agnès Jaoui, Sandrine Kiberlain, Vimala Pons, Denis Podalydès, Michel Vuillermoz, Jean-Noël Brouté


  • Director(s): Bruno Podalydès
  • Screenplay: Bruno Podalydès
  • DP: Claire Mathon
  • Editing: Christel Dewynter
  • Set Design: Guillaume Deviercy
  • Costume Designer: Dorothée Guiraud
  • Sound Editor: Laurent Poirier, Nicolas Moreau, Cyril Holtz
  • Original Title: Comme un avion
  • Genre(s): Comedy

  • Production company: WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS
  • Production date: 2015
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 105 min